OMG YES WEIRDO ZINE FEST IS THIS WEEKEND (saturday 15th july) at Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, in London.
Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Preference for tables goes to women, queers, POC, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised.
The first fair was last year at DIY Space for London and it’s back for a second year in collaboration with Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard in Hackney! This year’s fair will include 20+ stallholders and an afterparty!
Apples to Zines j-applebee.tumblr.com
Queer Arcana Queerarcana.etsy.com
That’s How It Feels For Me http://rinflum.tictail.com/
Eliza Agar Press https://elizaagarpress.tumblr.com/
Lindsay Draws http://andsomeplyers.bigcartel.com/category/zines-and-prints
Sick Fucks https://jetmoon.org/performance/ddwt/
Charlotte Cooper and Simon Murphy http://charlottecooper.bigcartel.com/
Rachael House/Red Hanky Panky http://www.rachaelhouse.com/fanzines.php
Forever Incomplete www.etsy.co.uk/shop/foreverincomplete
Liv Wynter // WHEREISANAMENDIETA
It Snipped My Heart (Nova Cox and Kate Dansette)
Chisel Tip zine chiseltipzine.tumblr.com
Dysphoria Collective http://dysphoriacollective.bigcartel.com/
Sister Ectoplasma Distro – https://www.sisterectoplasma.co.uk/
Cross Words Zines – kirstywinters.etsy.com
Vampire Sushi Distro www.vampiresushi.co.uk
Synchronise Witches Press Cherrystyles.co.uk
Cool Schmool Zines – http://coolschmool.bigcartel.com/
Jacob V Joyce – https://jacobvjoyce.patternbyetsy.com/
Fanzine La Raya – https://larayapresenta.wordpress.com/
There will be a bar from 15.00.
Afterparty starts at 8:00! There will be space to hang about and drink between the end of the fair and the start of the afterparty.
A lovely gig ft
Cat Apostrophe (solo)
+ some zine readings probably!
https://www.facebook.com/events/186318945231809/ for more info
Entry to just the zine fair is free. Normal admission charges apply to visit the zine fair and the historic rooms. There will be a School of Anarchy exhibition throughout the house. Price of admission will also cover entry to the after party in the evening.
The National Trust is a charity, Sutton House is giving this space for free, if you wish to support the preservation of this important community space, please consider paying the admission charge if you are able to.
The zine fair and afterparty will be on the ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately the historic rooms are not wheelchair accessible. We have an accessible toilet which is also designated gender neutral – a first for the National Trust.
Sutton House Queered
Built in 1535 by Tudor Statesman Ralph Sadlier, Sutton House is the oldest domestic building in Hackney. Throughout its almost 500 year history, the house has been a boys’ school, a girls’ school, a church institute, offices, and a squat. The house is now owned by the National Trust, and has a strong focus on working with the local community. Sutton House was the first National Trust property to celebrate LGBT History Month, and the first to introduce a gender neutral toilet. Sutton House Queered is a year- long programme that aims to question and disrupt, to challenge and celebrate. Much like Sutton House’s varied and colourful history, Queer is fluid and ever-changing, and presents a great opportunity for us to explore the National Trust’s Prejudice and Pride theme, marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.
School of Anarchy
In April 1985 a group of 8 squatters made Sutton House their home. They sent a letter to local residents which read:
“As you’ve probably noticed, something is happening at Sutton House- several of us have moved in and are hoping to convert it into a kind of community centre.”
They proposed opening the house to the public, running a café and arts and craft workshops for local community members. They renamed their new home ‘The Blue House’ and hosted rock concerts here. This short but colourful era in Sutton House’s unusual history lasted less than a year, but has left its mark on how we run today, the community are at the heart of everything we do. As well as decorating the house with vibrant graffiti art, some of which is retained today, the squatters wrote anti-fascist, anti-Thatcher and feminist political slogans on the doors of the rooms. Sutton House’s strong activist roots have inspired our Summer of Anarchy, which will explore LGBTQ activism.
this sunday (july 9th) we’re going to be lending a helping hand at the SICK! Zine Workshop at INTRA in rochester, kent.
SICK! LIVING WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS – ZINE WORKSHOP
SUNDAY JULY 9th 2017
MORNING SESSION 10am – 1pm
AFTERNOON SESSION 2pm – 5pm
@ INTRA, 337-341 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1DA
REGISTER FOR FREE HERE
A workshop for those affected by invisible illnesses – guiding you to express yourself through words, images or collage to create a collaborative zine on this theme. Led by artist and printmaker Xtina Lamb, your contributions will be compiled into a small DIY publication – a ‘zine’, to be printed on INTRA’s Risograph machine. The zine will be available free to visitors of the Sick! exhibition at Sun Pier House in Chatham, Kent in August.
We’ll supply collage materials, typewriters (old school!), drawing supplies, glue, and will have lots of ideas to get you thinking about the ways you could contribute to the zine. Bring along any extra materials you’d particularly like to use to create the pages, or if you have sketchbooks or notebooks of writing – those would be great for the workshop too. But you don’t need to be a fantastic artist or an accomplished poet to take part, if you have experiences of invisible illness (either from your own ill health or those close to you), we would love to include your contributions.
Please choose the morning or afternoon session.
sorry for the last minute information again but we’re tabling at Late at Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise TONIGHT (friday june 2nd)
Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
2 June 2017 at 18.00–22.00
Inspired by the Queer British Art exhibition at Tate Britain, we’re celebrating how LGBTQ communities have manifested themselves from the underground to the forefront of popular culture with a night of music, discussion, film, workshops and performances.
>>> MUSIC >>>
Dance in the Duveens with Bbz London
Catch DJ sets from low-key Londoner and PDA resident Larry B and artist, cultural critic and DJ madison moore
Hear curator Clare Barlow in discussion with director Stephen Isaac-Wilson, writer Kareem Reid and artist/BFI Flare programmer Jay Bernard.
madison moore and panellists Victoria Sin, Nontokozo F Sihwa and Jay Jay Revlon as they address music and dance floors as sites of resistance.
Author Alex Pilcher talk us through her book A Queer Little History of Art, a celebration of over 100 years of queer creativity
Watch a short video work by Jay Bernard asking: how do we address erasure, forgetting and deliberate exclusion, particularly around black queer lives?
See UK Gay Bar Directory, a moving image archive of over 170 gay bars filmed in 13 cities across the UK by artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, accompanied by performance from Chloe AD Filani.
Have a kiki and a ball with a taster vogueing workshop led by voguer and DJ Jay Jay Revlon.
Join a collaborative session to create an alternative pride flag with artist and Tate Collective London member Gaby Sahhar.
Share your stories about queerness and sexuality to help, guide and highlight issues inside and outside todays LGBTQ culture with Tate Collective London.
Pay homage to drag with performances from Dean Atta and FKA in the Black Flamingo Open Studio.
See zines, artist’s books and exhibition catalogues from the Tate Library collections highlighting international LGBT art histories. Take a browse of our queer zine fair.
*** FIND OUT MORE ***
Late at Tate Britain is curated by Tate Collective London.
All events are drop-in and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note a ticket is required to enter the Queer British Art exhibition.18–25 year olds get 50% off exhibition tickets with a valid ID.
this saturday (27th May) i’m tabling at BENT FEST ZINE FAIR at DIY Space for London from 12 til 4.30pm, and i’m also staying for the gigs (& hopefully karaoke) afterwards, as a civilian. it’s gonna be fun fun fun!
BENT FEST is hosting a zine fair this year!!! ♥ ♥ Saturday daytime will be full of a dreamy selection of queer zinester babes, all selling rad art and zines.
The zine fair is FREE ENTRY but if you want to stay for the bands and the rest of Bent Fest you will need to buy a ticket. A £20 ticket covers the whole weekend (5 events!!), on sale now: http://www.bentfest.bigcartel.com/
More info about the main fest here: https://www.facebook.com/events/323319111399681/
i think i might be the actual worst at keeping y’all updated about what the distro is up to..
you can get 17% off your order until FRIDAY 21st APRIL with the code MUNAA17, just enter it in the ‘coupon code’ box at the check out + press apply code. any problems, PLEASE LET US KNOW. (email or tweet us maybe?)
the coupon runs out on friday because saturday is our last mail day until like may 6th because we’re off to glasgow for Glasgow Zine Fest and other adventures for the early may bank holiday weekend and i traded my midweek day off for an extra long weekend. also we got two new zines in stock the other day..
NEW IN STOCK: our victory line #2, scorpio moon #4.
We are going to be at the Leeds Zine Fair at Leeds Central Library (facebook event) this Saturday from 11am til 3pm. actually posting this live from megabus cos i forgot to do it last night/earlier this week. hope to see at at least some of you there.
so we went to Sheffield Zine Fest and we came back with a bunch of new stock as usual! also we got some new stuff for the zine fest and some of it arrived afterwards ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ also a bunch of stuff is back in stock!!!
NEW STOCK: barren, brick, conductors of the metaphysical examination, don’t f**cking touch me stickers, fault & fracture #4 (i had to go and forget one of the zines from the photo and now it’s too bloody dark to retake), hedgehog in the fog #10, itch scratch, mythologising me #12 / say hi and wave #3, scorpio moon #3, someone somewhere #1, sonorus #4, telegram #40, telegram #41, telegram #42.
BACK IN STOCK: hedgehog in the fog #7, hedgehog in the fog #8, here. in my head #15, here. in my head #16, scorpio moon #1, scorpio moon #2, scratch that itch #4, your pretty face is going straight to hell #19, your pretty face is going straight to hell #21, your pretty face is going straight to hell #23.
in other news, i’m tabling at GRRRL ZINE FAIR this sunday (march 12th) at Moth Club in Hackney, London (facebook event) see you there yeah?
ps. happy late international women’s day!
WE’VE GOT SOME LAST MINUTE TABLING NEWS <3 we are going to be at The Feminist Library’s Winter Fayre tomorrow (SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER)
Feminist Library Winter Fayre
12:00pm-7:00pm, Sat 10th December 2016.
Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW
come to our annual festive event and have fun stocking up on seasonal gifts, watching a film about the Feminist Library, enjoying a feminist open mic, and a glass or two of something mulled.
P R O G R A M M E I N C L U D E S
+ Kitsch-kitchen karaoke
+ See Red Women’s Workshop (https://seeredwomensworkshop.wordpress.com/)
+ Screening of ‘Feminist Library: A Short Film’ a short documentary by Anais Charles, nominated for the Women’s History Network Community Prize (anaischarles.wordpress.com)
+ Siana Bangura (sianabangura.com)
+ Feminist Raffle
(more + timings TBC)
Suggested donation £5 on the door, to go towards supporting the Feminist Library. This is an intersectional feminist event open to all.